Fact sheet on Norway

July 23rd, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Norway, which has played a key role in peacemaking efforts in Indonesia and Sri Lanka in the past, fell victim to its worst terrorist attack Friday. Following is a fact sheet on the European country.

Capital: Oslo

Other principal cities: Arendal, Bergen and Drammen

Area: 324,220 sq km

Population: 4.6 million (July 2008 estimate)

Sex Ratio: 980 males to 1,000 females (2008 estimate)

Religions: Church of Norway 85.7 percent, Pentecostal: 1 percent, Roman Catholic: 1 percent, other Christian: 2.4 percent; Muslim: 1.8 percent and other 8.1 percent (2004)

Languages: Bokmal Norwegian (official), Nynorsk Norwegian (official), Sami and Finnish speaking minorities

Literacy Rate: 100 percent

Life Expectancy: 79.81 percent (2008)

Human Development Index: Rank 2

Currency: Norwegian Krone (NOK)

GDP Purchasing Power Parity: $247.4 billion (2007 estimate)

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